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    I'm with Bruce re the second plan - looks as...

    I'm with Bruce re the second plan - looks as though it might have more potential to me.
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    Thanks for the responses guys and there are some...

    Thanks for the responses guys and there are some interesting, and amusing, stories to go with your hobby histories :thumbs-up:
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    Maurice Try picking up some "mix it yourself"...

    Maurice

    Try picking up some "mix it yourself" plaster, drywall compound or whatever you want to call it. I use Quick Set Lite (20 minute set time) from Lowes which is cheap and a bag lasts a long...
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    Ditto to that Sir :thumbs-up:

    Ditto to that Sir :thumbs-up:
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    How long have you been in the hobby?

    There is a lot of experience here as well as quite a few new members so I was wondering how long people had been in the "Hobby", not just N Scale but the hobby as a whole.

    I started out in the...
  6. richfiles I will say this, you certainly did...

    richfiles

    I will say this, you certainly did go to a lot trouble drawing everything up and it does look first class; HOWEVER, as WP&P pointed out, it seems to be a lot of work, and potentially...
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    Have to admit that I was surprised how long it...

    Have to admit that I was surprised how long it was when it went past. I was expecting maybe 6 or 7 pullman heavy weights behind it. None the less, it sure was a sight to see AND hear and hope that...
  8. May I suggest you wear "pants" then :eek: :lol:

    May I suggest you wear "pants" then :eek: :lol:
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    Rodsup9000 Rod, it is an 84 as well, two tone...

    Rodsup9000

    Rod, it is an 84 as well, two tone gray badly in need of a repaint unfortunately. I was intending to get that done last year as well as replacing the crappy cross fire engine with a...
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    Paul Schmidt These were taken from my porch: ...

    Paul Schmidt

    These were taken from my porch:

    https://i.imgur.com/AvZsL0z.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/cfG8mU5.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/dp88ya2.jpg
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    Paul Schmidt Yep, that's what I see every day,...

    Paul Schmidt

    Yep, that's what I see every day, night, morning, afternoon and twice on Sundays :D

    The tracks (the actual choo choo tracks) are about 75' from my drive way. I'll take a pic in a...
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    @Allen H "Nothing spectacular" - your kidding...

    @Allen H

    "Nothing spectacular" - your kidding right? Beautiful photo's and your question about inadvertently capturing energy ... well ......... :)
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    This, I think is one of the frustrating, albeit...

    This, I think is one of the frustrating, albeit understandable, aspects of the hobby ...

    ... wouldn't it be nice to have a company that made every possible Road Name that ever has been and is ......
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    Thanks Gents appreciate the tips and links. ...

    Thanks Gents appreciate the tips and links. Figuring out the "Flex Track" and how to "Flex It" was fun but similar to creating Bezier Curves in PSP so that wasn't so much of a challenge. Being able...
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    I haven't had a close look at it as yet BUT it...

    I haven't had a close look at it as yet BUT it seems fairly straight forward. Only thing I don't quite like is not being able to zoom in on what you are doing in 2D. Other than that, it seems...
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    African Pirate Just curious, how far does this...

    African Pirate

    Just curious, how far does this Green Stuff Resin go? From your experience, how much would be/might be needed to do a 12" diameter lake with a 5' X 6" wide river flowing from it?
  17. Thread: DC or DCC?

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    kingmeow My plan, eventually, is to create a...

    kingmeow

    My plan, eventually, is to create a "Data Base" of my engines and rolling stock, bear in mind I did say (and emphasize) eventually :) With that in mind, does anyone know of a "pre...
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    I imagine that all companies/brands that resort...

    I imagine that all companies/brands that resort to "pre ordering" are alike when it comes to the accuracy of the item becoming available.
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    Disregard the above - have gotten rid of SCARM...

    Disregard the above - have gotten rid of SCARM and purchased "Any Rail". Now to learn how to use it :rolleyes:
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    BruceNscale Thanks for the tip - that's a...

    BruceNscale

    Thanks for the tip - that's a great idea and one I'll be adopting, for the ahh reason you mentioned :)
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    victor miranda Thank you - the tip re the head...

    victor miranda

    Thank you - the tip re the head light is very helpful and I will be testing them all on a DC test track. Appreciate the info :thumbs-up:
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    MoPac It makes sense to hold off on things...

    MoPac

    It makes sense to hold off on things until you move back to the US and get settled, can't fault you for that by any means.

    As for your Atlas order - good luck with it and don't hold...
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    Scarm!!!!!!!!!

    I have been an ardent supporter of SCARM; however, it has become a joke and a waste of money. One moment it works, the next it fails on all levels. I am tired of the constant "Access Violations"...
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    MoPac Hey mate, any progress on the layout? ...

    MoPac

    Hey mate, any progress on the layout? Looking forward to seeing the build come together :)
  25. Thread: DC or DCC?

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    DC or DCC?

    As I haven't run any engines for so long (almost a year) and I failed to "inventory" what I had, is there an easy, fool proof way of determining which engines are DC and which are DCC without pulling...
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